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WRSA Sponsors the Windsor International Film Festival

29 October 2018 - 04 November 2018

Time: October 29 - November 4, 2018, various showing times

Location: Windsor, various theatre locations (please check each film for venue)

The Windsor Region Society of Architects is once again proud to be the "Official Champion of Downtown Windsor" for the 2018 Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF)! The 2018 festival marks the 5th consecutive year that the society has partnered with the WIFF to promote ideals associated with community / development by screening films that highlight architecture, culture, social issues and the environment. 

Full festival details


Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Showing at the Chrysler St. Clair Centre
Wednesday October 31, 2018, 5:50 pm
Saturday November 02, 2018, 3:55pm

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is the third collaboration between award-winning photographer Edward Burtynsky and acclaimed filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier. In breathtaking tableaus, their latest documentary continues their exploration of industrialization and extraction in astonishing scale and perspective.

Always at the Carlyle
Showing at the Capitol Pentastar Theatre
Friday November 02, 2018, 5:55 pm

For nearly a century Manhattan’s most famous and exclusive hotel, The Carlyle Hotel, has been the epitome of Upper East Side elegance and a bastion of celebrity culture. While it has housed some of the world’s most famous clientele, the stories within the walls of the hotel rarely leave the premises…until now. In Always at The Carlyle, director Matthew Miele brings you inside the hotel’s storied walls and reveals some of its greatest tales and secrets. Always at the Carlyle not only captures the intangible essence of a one-of-a-kind hotel but the soul of a time and place, a piece of Manhattan that literally and figuratively reaches for the stars.

Big Time
Showing at the Capitol Kelly Theatre
Saturday November 02, 2018, 6:20 pm

“To create something the world has not yet seen.” That’s the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels describing his ambitions, the size of which is captured by the name of his office: BIG. This engaging documentary captures the young lion jetting back and forth between New York and Copenhagen and imagining fantastic work in both places, including a power plant topped with a ski slope and a Manhattan apartment building that twists the skyscraper into a novel new shape. Somewhat incredibly, the buildings come to life.

Unarmed Verses
Showing at Armouries - Perform. Hall
Sunday November 03, 2018 at 11:15 am

The acclaimed winner of the Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at Hot Docs 2017, Unarmed Verses tells the story of an urban community in city-planning flux and a poetic young black girl working to find her strength and voice. At the centre of the story is Francine Valentine, a remarkably astute and luminous 12-year-old girl whose poignant observations about life, the soul, and the power of art give voice to those rarely heard in society. She is just one of many people facing eviction from a low-income housing block in Toronto’s north-east end due to the impending demolition of their homes. With her creative spirit, love for art and perceptive point of view beyond her years, Francine and other neighbourhood children turn to creative expression, as they prepare to record music and poetry at a local studio. Using an elegant observational style and respectful tone, Jamaican-Canadian director Charles Officer crafts a moving local coming-of-age story about community, adversity, economic disparity and identity that celebrates our bonds and ability to persevere.